The Pitbulls had a little bit of a slow start to the new season 2017/18 with one win and 4 losses. However, two games were very narrow losses and this was a new team with great efforts from Sam and “young” Rob. Next time we will be stronger.
Big congratulations to our Penguin Polo Team who won their league and a massive trophy (see enclosed) at the international Canoe Polo Tournament in Belgium over the wee
kend August 19/20 2017. http://www.de-paddel.be/tournament-1-en
The team included Simon Pearson (our Chairman), Adrian Clancy (Club secretary), James Putterill, Mike Sims, George Lungley, Zachary Gillett, Tommy Hewlett, and Pete Knight.
Ten members attended our Club’s Polo Taster last night at the Bristol Canoe Polo Pitch. Thanks to all for attending. I hope everyone likes our new marketing initiative too….
For those unable to attend, the Polo Guys have a regular session on Wednesday from 6-30pm. Come and along and have a go…..
The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in May/June 2017. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £75, including membership of the club for the remainder of the year.
This course will begin on 18th May, and continue through to 8th June. If you are interested, please email our enquiries address; see our contacts page.
Note that this course is now full; we cannot accept any more people.
For those who played in Div. 2 SW at Millfield this season, the Bristol CC team came 5th out of 12. It was looking so much better prior to the final tournament!!
Thanks to Dan for organising the team and entry.
The Pitbulls had a very successful third tournament beating 3 teams above them in the league and a narrow defeat by the league Champions Cherwell. Congratulations to Cherwell for winning the league and good luck to our fellow Penguins for a play off spot.
At the 2016 AGM, various trophies were awarded, as follows:
White-water ‘River God’: Dave Hill, for his enthusiasm for getting people onto the water.
Most improved white-water: Elinor Griffiths
Marathon award(s): Tris Turner, and Greg Tonetti
Most ‘Most Valuable Player’: Lee Nicholls, for passing his referee qualification
Phil Longrigg Trophy: Avis Noott
Chunder Bucket: Not awarded!
Fish of the Year: Morgan Hardy, for extensive swimming at the Tryweryn
The Bristol Canoe Club AGM 2016 was held last week.
The new committee for 2016-2017 is:
Chairman: Simon Pearson
Treasurer: Conor O’Neill
Secretary: Adrian Clancy
Membership: Nick Wainwright
Other committee members: Mark Heeley, Rich Puttock, Dave Hill, Mark Gillett and Emma Newman
So where do you go in August to kayak brilliant consistent Grade 3 water (its dam released), in the sun, avoid car shuttles, while being surrounded by beautiful green forests?
Answer – take up Dave Hill’s invitation to the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn near Bala. Having never paddled this river I thought it was time to raise eye brows in the Club and dispense with a Polo Boat and return to White-water and what a great trip. On the Saturday we did the Lower Section including Bala Falls followed by circuits on the upper before camping at the now very kayak friendly camp-site. The Sunday recommenced with further circuits in what was perfect weather. Great water and great company with “Mad” Morgan on his first proper WW trip, Captain Dave providing “naval” leadership on and off the river as well as some great coaching, Dave’s mate Barney who travelled up from Gosport and Joe who showed us all what is possible in a kayak.
Many thanks Dave for organising a great trip and if you’ve never been to the Tryweryn go and try it. So, when is the next white water trip?
The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in June 2016. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £60.
This course will begin on 9th June. If you are interested, please email our enquires address; see our contacts page.
Note that this course is now full.